Likes and Dislikes - 2008 Cadillac CTS Long-Term Road Test
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2008 Cadillac CTS Long Term Road Test

2008 Cadillac CTS: Likes and Dislikes

December 05, 2008

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Some things I like about our 2008 Cadillac CTS:

The day/night button for the nav screen (circled in blue in the above photo). You don't have to scroll through menus to find how to switch the nav to daylight bright or nighttime dim. Just push that button.

The volume and tuning KNOBS which are positioned above all the other buttons so that they're easy to grab without taking your eyes off the road.

How the driver-side climate controls are paired with the heating/cooling seat buttons, again for easy access.

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What I'm not crazy about...

The only thing that bugged me, besides that clock on the dash (I prefer an easy-to-read digital readout), is the door handle positioned over the window controls. I'm sure it's something that the owner of this car would get used to but since I wasn't familiar with it I found myself hitting that door handle every time I went to open the window without looking. The first time I did that I was pulling out of our parking garage and had to scan my pass to get out of the garage so needed to get the window down in a hurry. When I hit the door handle, I thought perhaps the window controls were in the center console instead. Meanwhile a car was waiting behind me to get through the gate and I panicked for a second til I realized the controls were under the door handle. Breathe.

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Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 17,724 miles


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